*LIVE VIRTUAL COURSE* Innovation and Creativity (20-Nov-20)

*LIVE VIRTUAL COURSE* Innovation and Creativity (20-Nov-20)

Date: Friday 20th Nov 2020

Time: 09:15 - Login and test equipment
09:30 - Course start
16:30 - Course end

Venue: remote

To book onto one of our short courses or qualifications please email us at academy@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk. Please make sure you include as much information as possible including membership number where relevant, contact name, contact email address and phone number as well as the name and date of the relevant course/qualification.

Innovation is about people working together to solve strategic problems. It means staying resilient, spotting opportunities and take action to make sure the good ideas happen in a way that minimises risk and maximises income and impact. It is not about technology, it’s not just about having ideas and it’s a skill that is needed more than ever in the current climate.

On this one-day course we will define what innovation and creativity means and learn proven innovation tactics from successful companies, entrepreneurs and charities that you can apply to your day-to-day work. You will leave with a set of tools to build your innovation skills, including identifying where to focus your ideas, how to develop your personal creativity, how to create a culture that supports innovation (especially if you are now working from home) and ensure the ideas with the potential to make the most impact happen.

Who should attend?

This one-day course is designed for any fundraiser of any fundraising discipline who wants to be more confident, more creative and raise more money. It is also helpful for any fundraiser or manager who needs to lead and inspire their colleagues to work together to get better results.

Benefits for you and your organisation

The day is packed with great tips, valuable insights and real examples, this practical course will explore and explain what you need to do to get started and keep going when it comes to creativity and innovation. You will leave the course with a greater confidence in your creative abilities and practical techniques that you can apply straight away. This course will change the way you approach creativity and innovation and help you to work with colleagues, supporters and volunteers to gain better results for you individually, for your team, your organisation and most importantly your beneficiaries. 


"It was just the right mix of inspiration and practical application that was spot on the brief" Claire Morris, Head of Community Fundraising South, Marie Curie


By the end of the course you will have gained:

  • A clear understanding of the principles of creativity and innovation and what it means for your role
  • How to take a strategic approach to innovation and problem solving
  • Tried different techniques to develop your personal creativity
  • Learned proven ways to build a culture of innovation with your colleagues
  • A framework and principles to make good ideas happen
  • Enjoyed yourself and learned from your peers 


Your trainer

Lucy Gower






Lucy Gower is director and founder at Lucidity. She is a trainer, coach, author and consultant specialising in innovation and product development. She works with teams to give them to courage, confidence and skills to make their good ideas happen.

Since leaving the NSPCC in 2012 Lucy has worked with over 50 organisations including Amnesty International, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Nesta, The Children’s Society and Greenpeace to help and inspire teams think more clearly and work positively together - to get better results. 

She is author of the best-selling book “The Innovation Workout” a blogger and conference speaker and often seen on Twitter @lucyinnovation www.lucidity.org.uk

Pre course exercise: 

Please email the academy team academy@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk with the answers to the following questions: 

1.What is one thing that you would like to get from the course? 

2. Please take 2 minutes to complete the innovation animal quiz. https://www.lucidity.org.uk/animal/ 


Course fees: 

£190 - IoF individual members

£245 - non-individual members 

If you require an invoice please ensure you book your place a minimum of two weeks before the start date of your course.

IoF Academy One and Two Day Open Course Booking Terms and Conditions apply.


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